Melbourne Fringe Story Bank

This year Melbourne Fringe turns 40 and to celebrate we would love to hear your stories from past Festivals - any and all of your Fringe-related memories are welcome!

We have developed an online platform to digitise your memory morsels, the Melbourne Fringe Story Bank. We would love to hear your stories as an audio or video recording, and can also accept written form if that works best for you (and if it’s a bit risqué, you can choose to be anonymous).

We will be collating these stories which will collectively shape a big part of Melbourne’s history of independent art, elements of which will form part of a grand 40th Anniversary exhibition at State Library Victoria next year. The truth is, we need you to collectively help us remember and record our history (particularly from this wild year) - what you contribute will become the documented history of Melbourne Fringe, so we’d absolutely love for you to share your stories with us, both big and small.

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